Monday, August 17, 2009

Attempt #1

Here's attempt number one for trying to make it back from wherever it is that I've been. Plans for the destruction of the isolation booth I've been spending so much time in are filed with the appropriate offices - county and local. So it shouldn't be long before the wrecking crews get here. In the mean time, I'll try and put myself out there again.

My best friend works in a state prison. I love the stories she begins with, "So I was at the prison . . ." My absolute favorite was the one that began, "So, I was at the prison talent show . . ." I had to stop her right there and ask the question. "They have a talent show in prison?" Apparently it's a whole competition. I think they used to compete state wide, other prisons' winners versus each other. But I digress.

She's works with the general population everyday. One of the inmates she knows passes his time by making up new slang terms and seeing how long it takes to make their way around the prison. I don't know how original these are, but here are some that she said caught on.

Ca-ra-na-zy ~ when a guy is past crazy. Man, that boy is ca-ra-na-zy!
Selling wolf tickets - when someone is crying wolf. especially used on the basketball court when somebody's trying to draw a foul. Dude, he's doin' nothing but selling wolf tickets.
You're butt's hungry - when an inmate has an obvious wedgie. Dang, is your butt hungry today.

That's enough re-education for today. I let the inspection on my motorcycle run out. Gotta go make a call to get it in the shop right quick. Later.


Susan Kelley said...

We have a friend who worked in a prison for years. We heard some great stories too. Can't believe you forgot the inspection on your beloved bike.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

AHAHAHAHA! I bet there are some less clean ones he's come up with, too.

Yeah, I'm with Sue. And even if it wasn't an oversight, yikes! You need that baby!

So glad to have you back! I've missed you!

Ava Quinn said...

Hey guys. Have to say I do look forward to her stories.

Yeah, the bike. Well, I'm ashamed to say I've been riding it without the inspection updated because I didn't notice. Whew (wipes sweat from brow). Just glad I haven't gotten pulled over. The shop I'm taking her to is closed on Mon. So I'll call today. Here's hoping they can fit me in. It'd be just my luck to get pulled over on my way to the inspection!

Haleine said...

I loved the slang.

I used to teach English at a school for at-risk adolescents. They were always inventing new slang too and sometimes, I would end up adopting it too. Made my significant other very confused.

Ava Quinn said...

I bet it did, Haleine. Good to hear from you!

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